Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What Was Estranged Is Now Reconciled

And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him.  (Col 1:21-22)

From your own case give a thought to the common situation.  I mean, you were given up to wickedness and impiety and utterly deprived of the light of the knowledge of God, but you have become related to God.  It was not the Law who gave this gift to you; rather, Christ the Lord paid your debt so that you were thought worthy of the calling and rendered holy and free of very stain.

Theodoret of Cyrus, "The Letter to the Colossians"

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